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Rider dies when motorcycles collided


A male rider in his 70s has died and a 46-year-old male rider has been injured when their bikes collided on a quiet South East Queensland rural road yesterday afternoon (17 March 2020).

It’s the second motorcycle-to-motorcycle collision in the state in the past few days.

Queensland Police say the riders were travelling west together along Memerambi Barkers Creek Rd, Wattle Camp, in the South Burnett, around 3.45pm when they collided.

One of the riders, a man aged in his 70s, suffered significant injuries after coming off his bike and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The other motorcyclist, a 46-year-old man, was not seriously injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Our sincere condolences to the deceased rider’s family and friends and our best wishes to the other rider for a speedy and full recovery.

Motorcycle collions

Crash injured accident

Motorcycle-to-motorcycle collisions are rare, but two motorcycles collided head-on at Advancetown on the Gold Coast hinterland on Sunday (15 March 2020) morning.

Police say they collided on a sweeping bend on Nerang Murvillumbah Road.

One rider, a 42-year-old Oxenford man, the other rider, a 58-year-old man and his 18-year-old female passenger, both from NSW, were seriously injured and transported to Gold Coast University Hospital

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing.

Our sincere best wishes to the riders and pillion for a speedy and full recovery.

If you have information for police on either of these incidents, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

  1. Can’t do much about folks riding off cliffs. However in the case of the van turning into the path of the oncoming bike saccadic masking ( see link ) maybe have been a causative factor. This phenomenon is poorly understood by the driving/riding public, and IMO should be included as part of all driver/rider training.
    I would bet that there is not one person reading your article who has not had the experience of a previously unseen vehicle seemingly appearing out of nowhere from a direction they have just looked. Might I suggest an article on the subject. Aside from always riding with lights on, I personally have developed the habit of weaving a little, or making a significant change in lane position as I approach vehicles that may turn into my path, on at least one occasion this has caught the attention of a driver who had begun to turn in front of me.

  2. PS Guthrie, true everyone has turned and not previously seen vehicle appears. I have a white helmet I know has made a difference but I think best action I do of a day time as I approach a vehicle on a side street I put my high beam on until I pass, have noticed too this has got a few drivers attention.

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